New Drug Czar to Address 2,500 Drug Court Professionals
This link goes to a press release with things like schedules for media opps with various celebrities, like the new drug czar, which aren't relevant to most people but has some interesting information, especially stats.
-- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske's largest speech since being confirmed in May 2009.
-- He will be joined onstage by uniformed law enforcement from around the country in a visually impressive show of support.
-- He will call for an expansion of Drug Courts to serve every American in need.
-- He will voice the administration's support for Drug Courts.
-- He will read a Presidential Proclamation from President Barack Obama which "commends Drug Courts for the impact they have had on addressing substance abuse and to celebrate the lifesaving work of these critical programs."
-- There are 2,301 Drug Courts in all fifty states and U.S. territories.
-- Drug Courts are the nation's most successful justice intervention dealing with drug-addicted offenders.
-- Drug Courts save $3.36 for every dollar invested, and save as much as $12 when factoring in other costs offsets such as reduced victimization
and reduced healthcare services.
-- 75% of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free.
-- Drug Courts annually serve over 120,000 people.
-- There are 1.2 million drug-addicted offenders currently before the courts who qualify for Drug Court services.
-- Twenty years of research and results confirms that the time has come to put a Drug Court within reach of every American in need.